LETTERS: Prisoners paid a pittance

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From Mr Guy de Cruz Sir: Further to Stephen Ward's report of 14 January on the claim by Far Eastern prisoners of war against Japan ("Allied vetrans to sue Japan for war damages"), Mr Ward states, in his last paragraph, that all British and Commonwealth prisoners of war were paid £76 compensation.

This isn't true. I fought, I was a POW, and I worked on the infamous railway. I was only paid £46.50.

Yours sincerely, GUY DE CRUZ London, SW16

16 January

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